Reports out of Packers training camp this week indicate Rodgers didn't practice a lot on Wednesday. He took the first snap of Green Bay's 11-on-11 drills before Brett Hundley took over for the rest of the practice. Packers reporters are speculating this could be a sign that Rodgers won't play much against the Eagles.
If this were a regular season game, the Eagles sure wouldn't mind Rodgers sitting out. But since this is a preseason game and the Eagles might want to see how their defense performs against one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL, it's kind of disappointing for Philadelphia.
Rodgers absolutely shredded the Eagles' secondary last season. He completed 22 passes on 36 attempts for 341 yards and three touchdowns. He also ran for 32 yards on three attempts.
The Eagles obviously made a lot of changes to their secondary since then. The team has two new starting cornerbacks on the outside and a new starting safety. It also seems like the Eagles are going to experiment with Nolan Carroll playing in the slot this week with Eric Rowe on the outside in nickel situations.
For the Eagles' sake, it's a shame their defense might not get heavily tested. Typically the third preseason match is viewed as the "dress rehearsal" game so players can get ready for the regular season. If Rodgers doesn't play, Philadelphia will be going up against Hundley, a fifth round rookie.